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#1 2006-11-14 9:35pm

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New Zealand

not familiar with that one.  can you tell us more about it?  post some pictures

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#2 2006-11-14 10:37pm

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Re: New Zealand

A couple of my friends back in the day had them. I'll try and find out if they still have them. I think the only difference between the HMX500 and 600 was the 600 had Tuff Wheels. Think these bikes where only sold in NZ but were very popular in the early '80s as not much else was available.
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#3 2006-11-29 12:12am

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Re: New Zealand

The HMX series was a low priced bike for average kids circa 80 - 85, they were produced locally by Healing (Hence "H"MX). The HMX 500 was notorious for cracking up around the head tube, the single gusset wasn't enough for the regular steel frame, and it's pretty rare to see a 500 anymore simply because of that - Mine went to the dump in 82, and was replaced by the superior HMX600! haha, not much changed between the two except the 600 got slightly larger diameter main tubes, and a double gusset up near the head tube, and Skyway Tuffs. Though they can still be seen at garage sales now and then.

They served nearly every kid in New Zealand pretty well, the thing is we're a small nation, so the market for bikes was a lot smaller, hence when they get thrown away - they're gone. It's not really in our culture to horde stuff.

In saying that, BMX in New Zealand in the decade from the mid 70's, to the mid 80's was HUGE, and we certainly never had a shortage of the "exotics" I grew up in a middle class type suburb, and my mates had Kuwahara's, Skyways, Rippers, Hutches, Redlines etc etc etc, they were a pretty common sight really, though the "holy Grail" for this 10 yr old in 84 was a Skyway TA. BMX sent Skateboarding into the "dark years" here, and followed 6 - 7 years later or so.

I still see NOS label sets for HMX series bikes popping up on the local auction site now and then, as well as  period brakes, cranks, and the other bits n pieces.

Good luck with the HMX.

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#4 2006-11-29 1:10am

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Re: New Zealand

My 500 was rewelded and rewelded for a couple of years before I got my Quadangle, which I still have.


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#5 2006-12-22 6:48pm

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Re: New Zealand

Yeah I have 2 HMX 600's (both red) an HMX 500, and a Supermax II. Contact me on paulmillor@yahoo.com. Can anyone tell me how to post pics!

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#6 2006-12-22 8:54pm

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Re: New Zealand

bullyboy wrote:

Can anyone tell me how to post pics!

How to Submit a Bike to the Museum
http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=302

How to post pictures on the forums
http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=534

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#7 2006-12-29 9:55pm

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Re: New Zealand

A Healing assembled redline and a Supermax II. The HMX 500 and 600 will follow shortly!


http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r104 … ure701.jpg
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#8 2007-01-25 10:06pm

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Re: New Zealand

HMX 500 . their was three models..1st model had No gusset , 2nd model had one gusset, 3rd model had the twin gusset..HMX500, 505, 600 are all the same frame of the type 3 model..all tubes were the same size..HMX 600 , was sold with Skyway Tuffs and most were back pedal brake.The pit bike 16" was called a Mini-Max..Same frame story with Supermax ..all Supermax 2's were pretty much spec as a Redline MX3..Most redlines sold in NZ were made in Japan.


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#9 2007-01-25 10:10pm

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Re: New Zealand

Pantha BMX is the harder NZ made bike to find..I'm restoring a Pantha Scout at the Mo , complete with NZ version of Mongoose moto mags, Made of alloy but called Honey-Comb's..
Pantha made two 20" bikes, stud and scout, 16" pit bike was called a Pantha Cub, 24" race bike was called a Assasian...I belive the pantha people sold out in the end to Avanti..


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#10 2007-01-25 10:12pm

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Magum 202 was anther NZ made BMX bike , later called a Supersport..Cr-Mo race model was called a XR-20 .. all are a NZ copy of a Torker..I've been busy at work but I do have bikes and will list pic's all going well next week, under my bikes in my profile.


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#11 2007-01-25 10:14pm

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Getting back to HMX the first model with No gusset were all recalled and replaced and frames were all dumped by Healings... as they broke within a week..Just like the First pantha Stud...Remember the undercoat grey Pantha's?. 1979 ish..


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#12 2007-01-25 10:39pm

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Re: New Zealand

linwoodcycles wrote:

Getting back to HMX the first model with No gusset were all recalled and replaced and frames were all dumped by Healings... as they broke within a week..Just like the First pantha Stud...Remember the undercoat grey Pantha's?. 1979 ish..

My 500 had the gusset and was rewelded lots. Cant imagine one without a gusset! Can you remember a bike called The Gutsy One ? A kid in my town had one and I thought it was pretty cool. Im guessing they were NZ made.


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#13 2007-01-29 8:20pm

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Gutsy one I think off hand was made by Morrison  at the same time as anther Hybrid BMX called a griffter...


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#14 2007-01-30 12:26am

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Yeah, thats sounds about right. Might have to get my brother to keep an eye on the transfer stations/dumps. Thanks man.


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#15 2007-02-04 1:13pm

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Re: New Zealand

I've listed some HMX-600 decals for sale on trademe..


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#16 2007-02-10 1:20am

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Re: New Zealand

i have another old nz made bmx called a comet made by morrison industries in hastings can anyone shed a bit of light on these i am planning to give it a rebuild as i have never seen another one like it ,has freewheeling z rims (that ugly yellow green colour) and some brakes that look like a rip off of the good old trusty mx's

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#17 2007-02-10 1:03pm

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Old Skoola : I have a few old Morrison manuals , I'll look it up...Being a Morrison and having Z-Rims , does it have twin gussets that look like a "M" rather than the healing "H"...I'm sure only factory morrison with Z's was the Super-X ,and snake belly tyres.Anther thing to look at.The Z-Rims probley arnt what they seam..by the valve hole they say made in ozzie?..at the time ACS Z-Rims were Pat Pending...so copys were made in ozzie ,,I think when ACS pat came thru the place in ozzie stopped making them..


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#18 2007-02-10 3:39pm

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yes your right on the z  rims they are aus rip offs ,the gusset is a double and it is definetly an m  i am coming up to ch-ch for a wedding i can chuck the frame in the van and drop by your shop if you want ? man she's an oldy brings back memories of my old pantha stud ,which funny enough i have been looking for but know one knows what happened to it !!(how convient) it would be great to find out what this frame is anyway

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#19 2007-02-10 4:08pm

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Sounds good.  think I still have a super-x upstairs we can put next to it..


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#20 2007-02-11 12:27am

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Re: New Zealand

ok i'm heading up on friday so i will try and call in on sat

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#21 2007-02-11 8:48pm

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linwood i have had a closer look at the morrison rims and have found that the rim has acs-z rim pat pend by the valve hole and has made in australia for marlyn  p/l it also has a date written inside the rim in black permanent marker 17/7/81 it may be 17/9/81 can't tell as there is a spoke in the middle where the month is ,does this shed any light on it ?

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#22 2007-02-11 9:16pm

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Yeah made in ozzie and sold as OEM items on Morrison Super-X..I have ACS-Z Rims date stamped on the inside being 1980 and Not made in ozzie..I'm sure they were a copy till the pat came thru then they stopped making them..I brought a pair of Z-Rims from Pennys approx 81 as well which I still have (nice blue ones), they too dont have made in ozzie on them..
Can you put a pic of the wheel up on this site under the fourm name this frame and lets see what the USA people know about ozzie made Z-Rims...I didnt think the yellow ozzie ones had ACS writen on them?..


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#23 2007-02-11 9:18pm

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The USA Z-Rims that are pat pending have a date stamp done with a date stamper in Ink..On the inner side.


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#24 2007-02-11 11:54pm

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it has got to be an oz rim i will bring it with me so you can have a look it's really weathered but you can still see it i don't think it is at all useable  but you never know ,little bit of mystery ,i haven't figured out how to place pics yet and i'm trying to secure my next purchase ,(bmx ) but i'm not having a lot of joy (bugger)

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#25 2007-02-14 10:15pm

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Re: New Zealand

hi linwood i was on e bay and i see your bidding on a set of tange forks over in aus  i have a set of chrome tx 500 forks they need to be re chromed if you were wanting a set of minters but they are'nt bent or cracked  let me know if your keen ,i also have a supermax fluted seatpost as well

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